April 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29509.mp3 Joe Hart - Author of The Last Girl (The Dominion Trilogy Book 1) [caption id="attachment_17030" align="alignright" width="200"] Joe Hart[/caption] Joe Hart was born and raised in northern Minnesota. Having dedicated himself to writing horror and thriller fiction since the age of nine, he is now the author of eight novels that include The River Is Dark, Lineage, and The Last Girl. When not writing, he enjoys reading, exercising, exploring the great outdoors, and watching movies with his family. he has published with big mainstream publishing houses and independently. His newest book, The Last Girl, tells the story of a world with very, very few new female births and describes the impact that would have on society.   Allen Vaysberg - Chief Recalibration Officer at Amiveris Enterprise Inc [caption id="attachment_16974" align="alignright" width="216"] Allen Vaysberg[/caption] Allen Vaysberg is a successful entrepreneur, who after creating and running IT consulting businesses for 15 years at age 37, found himself unhappy, unhealthy and unfulfilled.  He knew he needed a change and in 2012 decided to begin anew.  Now he is a Life Recalibration Expert and creator of the SEAMLESS method who facilitates people’s transition from unfulfilled and stressed to doing what they love and being at peace.  He speaks on life purpose, career change, work-life balance and the recalibration process and runs online programs helping people re-calibrate their lives. There are 8 Daily Components that comprise the “SEAMLESS” Method. They are S – quality Sleep, E – Eating properly & drinking enough water, A – Being Active for 30 minutes per day, M – Meditation, L – Loving yourself, Loving Others & Inserting something you Love into every day, E – Expanding and growing, S – Stress reduction, S – Getting plenty of Sunshine and fresh air. The “SEAMLESS” Method will restore your physical and mental health and get you back to feeling great again!   Laila El-Sissi - Author of Out From The Shadow of Men [caption id="attachment_17052" align="alignright" width="207"] Laila El-Sissi[/caption] Laila El-Sissi was born in Alexandria, Egypt, to an upper class family, one of six children. Her father was an architect who chose to educate his older daughters at a prestigious French convent school, although he was an observant Muslim. As a teenager, El-Sissi hoped to pursue a career in journalism. However, she and her older sister, Rawiya, were promised to older men in arranged marriages at a young age. Through perseverance and fortitude, they eventually divorced their husbands and escaped the abusers within their family, fleeing the country of their birth. El-Sissi moved first to Europe, then Canada, and finally settled in the United States with her second husband. She has two sons and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she works for a semiconductor company. Several years ago, shortly after her sister Rawiya's death, El-Sissi found her early interest in writing reawakened and began working on her memoir. This is her first book. It won Millennium Magazine's 2010 writing contest, and Laila won a full stipend at Arts Residency Cairo. She has done numerous readings at the Golden Gate Breakfast Club and was a panelist at "Women in the Middle East and the Current Changes in Egypt," at the Common Wealth Middle East Forum in San Francisco in 2011. She is an active member of the California Writer's Club, shewrites.com, and redroom.com   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29505.mp3 Jonathan Lacoste - Co-Founder & COO at Jebbit, Forbes 30 Under 30 and Inc. Magazine Columnist [caption id="attachment_11755" align="alignright" width="224"] Jonathan Lacoste[/caption] Jonathan Lacoste has been on the show before, and is one of the youngest guests we have had. As Co-Founder of Jebbit, Jonathan has arranged venture-backing for the marketing software startup. The company offers the industry's first post-click engagement marketing system for some of America's best known brands, like Reebok. It was named one of the "Top 25 Most Promising Companies in the World" by CNBC and the "#1 Startup" at SXSW. They also won the "Boston's Hottest Startup" award and Tech Cocktail's "Most Innovative Sales & Marketing Technology of the Year Award." Great stuff, with an interesting conversation about dropping out of college.   Chris J. Snook - Venture Catalyst, CXO, Author and Entrepreneur In Residence [caption id="attachment_16956" align="alignright" width="215"] Chris Snook[/caption] Chris J. Snook is the Executive/Brand Humanizer for Ethology. He helps brands audit and strategically develop and implement a customer-first marketing roadmap that maps to their most pressing business objectives. In his work, he is responsible and accountable for the commercial strategy, scale up, and corporate development of the organization. He is an active Mentor with the Founder's Institute and trained and managed a global direct sales business in excess of 9800 reps with $1.7m MRR in the U.S, Japan, and HK with a successful exit. Chris was a consultant for QualcommLabs in 2013, harnessing all pipelines of innovation into a 360 degree marketing plan. He was the Editor In Chief for over 40 business books since 2010 including a Wall Street Journal & USA Today best seller. As Co-Founder of a spin-out mentor program for an international learning & development firm, they produced over $1.6m in sales in its first 6 months and were re-acquired by its parent. Chris also authored three international best-selling books sold in 13 countries.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29501.mp3 Daryl Weber - Brand Consultant and Author of Brand Seduction: How Neuroscience Can Help Marketers Build Memorable Brands [caption id="attachment_17003" align="alignright" width="250"] Daryl Weber[/caption] Daryl Weber is author of "Brand Seduction: How Neuroscience Can Help Marketers Build Memorable Brands" which explores the unconscious side of brands in a way that's inspiring for creative marketers. Daryl is a branding consultant and speaker whose work has influenced many of the best brands in the world, including Coca-Cola, Nike, Johnnie Walker, Gatorade, Pampers, and many more. He was formerly Global Director of Creative Strategy at The Coca-Cola Company, where he oversaw brand strategy for many of the company's global billion-dollar brands. Prior to that, he was a Director of Strategy at Redscout - a boutique brand and innovation consultancy.   Dr. Bruce Piasecki - President & Founder, AHC Group and Author of New World Companies: The Future of Capitalism [caption id="attachment_16952" align="alignright" width="200"] Bruce Piasecki[/caption] Bruce Piasecki is president and founder of AHC Group, Inc., a management- consulting firm. For more than 30 years, AHC Group has focused on the critical areas of corporate governance consulting, energy, and environmental strategy, product innovation, and sustainability strategy. Whether working with Toyota, Shaw Industries, Suncor Energy, or FMC, Bruce and his team show companies how to compete on price, quality, and social needs. He has evolved from niche expert on environmental issues for Fortune 500 Corporations to a mainstream advocate for sustainable strategies for everyone. He has taught at Cornell University, Clarkson University, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, becoming a tenured faculty member and then a director of a Masters of Science graduate program. Bruce holds a PhD and bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he was a Cornell National Scholar Award winner and is the New York Times bestselling author of Doing More with Less: The New Way to Wealth. Learn more about that book in the video below...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29499.mp3 Sharon Bolt - Founder and Owner of Get Free Publicity Today [caption id="attachment_16947" align="alignright" width="200"] Sharon Bolt[/caption] Sharon Bolt has been a business owner and Entrepreneur for over 16 years. She is a co-author of 2 books called 'Successful Women in Business' and 'Every Entrepreneurs Guide: Running Your Own Business' which are available either as paperback or as an eBook. Her businesses have included Complementary Therapies and Dog Training and during the last nine years she's been featured in more than 40 different local and national newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations. Sharon has been interviewed on the Chris Evan’s Show on BBC Radio 2, The Independent, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, The Sunday People, The Sunday Post, The Metro, GMTV, BBC South Today, BBC Southeast and BBC Look North. She was also the dog expert featured in the BBC Documentary “Britain’s Most Embarrassing Pets.” and has a regular slot on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey where she answers the listeners' doggie dilemmas. For years business owners have asked her how she manage to get featured in the press so much and she finally decided to lift the lid and reveal how she does it and more importantly how easy other business owners can do this too. Download her template for a perfect press release here.   [caption id="attachment_6190" align="alignright" width="160"] Peggy Andrews[/caption] Peggy Andrews - Chief Lollipop Maker at Dosha Pops   Peggy Andrews is a recovering lawyer! She is now mostly devoted to bootstrapping her 2 year old Arurevic (ancient Indian medicine) candy business. For her, a new business is about a smidgen of a great idea and a lot of really hard work. Her dream is to create an Ayurvedic lollipop company, with each flavor having a certain health benefit. There is a test on the site to see what flavor is best for you and your personality. Her first step in making all natural hard candy was extremely difficult. She studied the basics of sugar and Ayurveda with experts but the rest was up to her trial and error. Peggy loves herbal tea and all things Ayurvedic, and candy! This is her second time on the show, because this is a great story!      ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29493.mp3 Emily Lagasse - Founder at Fedwell Pet Foods [caption id="attachment_16943" align="alignright" width="181"] Emily Lagasse and Fenway[/caption] Emily Lagasse is on a mission to bring home cooked food to pets everywhere. In 2010, she returned from a Peace Corps service in Togo. She served as a Small Enterprise Development Volunteer, and brought Fenway, her African dog home with her. Once back in America, Fenway became ill on the traditional American dog food diet. Emily took classes, learned how to cook for him, and nursed him back to health. She founded Fedwell based on the recipes that healed her dog and keep him healthy. At Fedwell, they believe dogs deserve the best; every bag of Fedwell contains wholesome, balanced ingredients that are gently baked for optimal nutrition. She studied entrepreneurship at Babson College, world renown as one of the best entrepreneurship programs.   Bryan Weinstein - Owner/Founder of Bar-B-Clean Franchising [caption id="attachment_16944" align="alignright" width="180"] Bryan Weinstein[/caption] Bryan Weinstein is the Founder and CEO of Bar-B-Clean and an experienced leader in the grilling industry. He has a distinct background in business ownership and franchising. Bryan created Bar-B-Clean, a franchised barbeque cleaning service, when he noticed how dirty his barbeque was. After searching for a good cleaner, and not finding one, he decided to start his own company. Bryan is an experienced leader in the grilling industry.Bar-B-Clean offers residential and commercial customers a convenient, low-cost grill-cleaning solution to help maximize the life of grills by using biodegradable, non-toxic cleaning products to remove the carcinogenic chemicals that are left behind and that transfer to your food when cooked. There are 20 Bar-B-Clean locations spread across seven states, including Arizona, California, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.He is also the owner-operator of Soccer Shots in, South Orange County, a business that introduces and teaches soccer to preschool aged children. Bryan manages the finances of the company and supervises the program. Soccer Shots is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29483.mp3 Karin Hurt - Founder of Let's Grow Leaders. Keynote Speaker, Human Capital Consultant, Author of Winning Well: A Manager's Guide to Getting Results---Without Losing Your Soul [caption id="attachment_16897" align="alignright" width="223"] Karin Hurt[/caption] Karin Hurt As a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor, Karin helps leaders improve business results through stronger vision, deeper connection, and improved execution. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, marketing, customer service, and human resources. A few highlights from her time at Verizon include: • Developing a sales team (1.5B in Revenue) that led the nation in store sales to the small and medium business space and winning the President’s award for Customer Growth • Transforming customer service outsourcing (96M calls/year) to reach parity in quality with internal centers by building strong cultures that deliver positive customer experiences. Karin was named on the American Management Association 2015 List of 50 Leaders to Watch, Inc’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers For Your Next Conference, and Trust Across America’s 100 Thought Leaders in Trusted Business Behavior.  Her award-winning blog, Let’s Grow Leaders, has grown into a highly interactive, international community.   Doug Heintz - Health, Wellness, Fitness Professional [caption id="attachment_16903" align="alignright" width="193"] Doug Heintz[/caption] Doug Heintz is known for impressing with how he handles himself as a man, husband, and father. His journey of success will be extremely useful. He opened a successful gym in San Antonio called Home Court America. It was packed! Doug has a great reputation among the business community in San Antonio and among Christian business leaders. He has other business ventures and was Head Coach of a Boy's Varsity Basketball Team.     This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Twenty Six. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" Chapter Fourteen, "Does that Mean We Get to Party with Clint Eastwood?" Chapter Fifteen, "Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner" Chapter Sixteen, "So, Who's the CEO of this Business?" Chapter Seventeen, "I'll Take 40% of This Business" Chapter Eighteen, "Hail, the Conquering Heroes!" Chapter Nineteen, "So, We All Vote Yes?" Chapter Twenty, "We Don't Make Machines Like That, but For You We Will" Chapter Twenty One, "We Need to Spend 9-10 Million this Quarter" Chapter Twenty Two, "You Are Taking Food Out of my Kids’ Mouths” Chapter Twenty Three, "There's Nothing Inside This Computer" Chapter Twenty Four, "He Just Spent Another Million Dollars!" Chapter Twenty Five, "I have $2.5 Million in My Pocket" and now Chapter Twenty Six, "That Money Has Been Spent" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29479.mp3 Jeff Booth - CEO of BuildDirect.com [caption id="attachment_16887" align="alignright" width="179"] Jeff Booth[/caption] With Jeff at the helm, BuildDirect stands at the forefront of innovation in the home improvement industry. Jeff applies his deep knowledge of both technology and trends to invent new ways for people to explore, purchase and ultimately interact and connect in the home improvement space. Drawing on his background as a builder, Jeff co-founded BuildDirect in 1999 from his first-hand experience with the inefficiencies and high costs inherent with the home improvement and building supplies industry. While most told him the industry was too large and too broken to fix, Jeff only saw possibilities. He knew that by combing technology with his entrepreneurial spirit and vision, he could build a simpler and more trusted home improvement industry. Ultimately, opening a world of possibilities for homeowners, suppliers and those in trades and shipping. Jeff is an active speaker sharing his experience as an entrepreneur and thought leader on the future of e-commerce and how digital media is changing the world. He has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc.com, The Globe and Mail, BNN, Bloomberg News, Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal, to name a few. Jeff has been a member of the Young Presidents Organization since 2005 and sits on the board of Vancouver-based company Spud.ca and advises others. In 2015, Jeff was awarded the BC Technology ‘Person of the Year’ Award by the BC Technology Industry Association.   Kat Kinkead - Community Manager at Shapeways [caption id="attachment_16889" align="alignright" width="216"] Kat Kinkead[/caption] Kat Kinkead is the Fashion Community Manager at Shapeways, where she works to build and connect a robust community of fashion designers and tech enthusiasts. Prior to working at Shapeways, Kat worked with fashion brands such as Michael Kors, Kenneth Cole and Coach, collaborating with senior accessory designers to brainstorm innovative methods of design visualization and prototyping. Kat is also a teacher and team member of Eyebeam's Computational Fashion, an artists residency program that teaches designers to apply parametric 3D modeling techniques to create 3D printable garments. Kat gained her experience in 3D printing in 2012, when she was one of the first members to begin the design & build-out of The Factory of the Future: the largest consumer 3D printing factory in North America.   Kellie Hill - Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Best Selling Author, Television Personality [caption id="attachment_16893" align="alignright" width="216"] Kellie Hill[/caption] Kellie Hill is the founder of The Right Nutrition Plan. She is a  Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, bestselling author, local Ambassador for the American Heart Association, former International radio show host, television personality, Mended Hearts volunteer, wife, mother, survivor of two heart attacks, by-pass surgery and a stroke thanks to her Healthy Diet.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29474.mp3 Steve Rohr - Show Publicist of the 2016 Oscars, and Coauthor of Scared Speechless: 9 Ways to Overcome Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience [caption id="attachment_16884" align="alignright" width="210"] Steve Rohr[/caption] Steve Fohr served as the Show Publicist for the 2016 Academy Awards and has represented actors and recording artists for over a dozen years. Additionally, Steve has taught Communication and PR on several Southern California campuses including Cal State Long Beach, Loyola Marymount University, MiraCosta College, Saddleback College, and Rio Hondo College.  Steve is the coauthor of "Scared Speechless: 9 Ways to Conquer Your Fears and Captivate Your Audience" with noted psychologist Dr. Shirley Impellizzeri (The Doctors, Dr. Drew), with whom he co-hosted a successful psychology radio show for almost three years. As an expert in the Communication field, he is quickly emerging as one of the most sought-after voices in the media frequently appearing on television and radio as well as contributing to numerous print and online publications.   Kathy Knowles - Women's Keynote Speaker Reveals 7 Steps To Pleasure, Profits and Possibilities  [caption id="attachment_16816" align="alignright" width="210"] Kathy Knowles[/caption] Kathy Knowles helps successful, busy women entrepreneurs find more pleasure, profits and possibilities so that they can fulfill their greater purpose and create a life they love. She also works with organizations to cultivate exceptional people by improving their leadership capabilities, creating an irresistible company culture, hiring right the first time and helping employees reach their highest potential. She has 20 years of human resources experience in both consulting and with an award-winning multimillion dollar company, and was recognized by the South Florida Business Journal as a human resource leader. Kathy is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) with the International Coaching Academy, and is part of the Founding Circle for John Maxwell’s leadership training. She is a member of SHRM and former member of the Broward Workforce Development Board. She has created Why Your Business is Stealing Your Soul: The 7-Step System for Creating More Pleasure, Profits and Possibilities. With this system she has assisted in launching numerous start-ups and increasing bottom line results for small business owners.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29471.mp3 Chris Walsh - Managing Editor at Marijuana Business Media [caption id="attachment_12965" align="alignright" width="196"] Chris Walsh[/caption] Chris Walsh has been on the show before, and we invited him back to get an update on Marijuana Business Media, a company that focuses on the highly controversial drug and product, pot. He oversees content for Marijuana Business Media, which provides news, industry data, analysis and information to cannabis professionals. In this capacity, he runs the industry's leading website, Marijuana Business Daily; manage a daily newsletter; edit the trade publication Marijuana Business Magazine; and program/moderate the Marijuana Business Conference & Expo and other events. Chris has been quoted as one of America’s foremost cannabis business experts by Dow Jones, Harvard Business Review, the New York Times and many others. He’s also been seen in on-air interviews ranging from CNBC to HuffPost Live.  Chris served as Founding Editor for Marijuana Business Media during the company's launch in 2011, and now leads the entire editorial team there.   Wendy Paris - Author of Splitopia: Dispatches from Today's Good Divorce and How to Part Well [caption id="attachment_16880" align="alignright" width="240"] Wendy Paris[/caption] Before writing Splitopia, Wendy Paris worked as a print and electronic journalist for more than 20 years, covering relationships, culture, art, dating and marriage.  Her articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Psychology Today, The New York Observer, The Guardian, Marketplace Radio, Travel & Leisure, Qz.com, Salon.com, Self, Jewish Week, portfolio.com and other outlets. She is the author of a humorous dating guide based on fairy tales, Happily Ever After: The Fairy Tale Formula for Lasting Love (Harper Collins, 2001; translated into 14 languages), and the co-author of the wedding-planning guide Words for the Wedding: 1000 Quotes on Love and Marriage (Perigee/Penguin-Putnam, 2011, 2000). Wendy was a 2014 Fellow with the Washington D.C.-based think-tank New America and 2012 Encore Fellow through Encore.org.  She has been a visiting artist at the MacDowell Colony and the 18th Street Arts Center, and is currently on the board of the the family law reform organization the Center for Out of Court Divorce.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29466.mp3 John Michael Morgan - #1 Bestselling Author of Brand Against the Machine: How to Build Your Brand, Cut Through the Marketing Noise, and Stand Out from the Competition and Branding Consultant   [caption id="attachment_16871" align="alignright" width="175"] John Michael Morgan[/caption] John Michael Morgan is the President of Brand Against the Machine, a company that specializes in personal and corporate branding and online marketing and helps entrepreneurs position themselves as leading authorities to their target market. John has worked with companies in more than 300 industries, including Fortune 500 companies and Hollywood celebrities. He regularly speaks to audiences ranging from 50 to 3,000 people and has been featured on FastCompany.com and MSNBC, among others. John has been called "a force to be reckoned with when it comes to branding". His consulting services are used by some of the largest brands in the world. John is an in-demand public speaker who's known for delivering excellent content in a straight-to-the-point way.I teach everyone from Fortune 500 executives and Celebrities to everyday Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners how to achieve life-changing success.  For more than 15 years, I've worked with some of the world's largest brands and most well-known individuals as a Brand Consultant, Marketing Consultant and Business Coach. I've advised New York Times Bestselling Authors, TV Personalities, Celebrities, global brands including Google, Twitter and DreamWorks and 100s of Small Business Owners, Sales Professionals and Entrepreneurs.   Derek Flanzraich - Founder & CEO at Greatist [caption id="attachment_16875" align="alignright" width="180"] Derek Flanzraich[/caption] Derek Flanzraich is an entrepreneur on a mission to help the world think about health in a more productive way. He is the founder and CEO of Greatist, a millennial-focused media startup that's changing the narrative on health and wellness. Greatist was the result of Derek's personal frustrations, growing up as a big kid who drank up to six Dr. Peppers a day and struggled to find a health brand he could trust. Now, Greatist is the fastest-growing media site in the digital health space, with nearly 10M unique visitors per month. The site was recently named Best Lifestyle Website on the Internet in both 2014 and 2015by the People's Voice Webby Awards. Derek has a knack for building brands that stick. He's been launching organizations since middle school, and every one of them is still thriving today. As a Harvard senior in 2010, Derek launched Harvard Thinks Big, a series of talks given by the University's faculty. Before that, Derek launched the TV network Harvard Undergraduate Television, as well as a comedy news show On Harvard Time. Most recently, Derek held roles at Clicker (acquired by CBS) and on NBC Universal’s Digital Entertainment Strategy & Operations team. He has participated in speaking engagements at Harvard Business School, SXSW, Affiliate Summit, IDEA World Fitness Convention, and Oliver Wyman's Healthcare Innovation Summit, among others. He was named a Healthcare Transformer by StartUp Health in 2012. Derek graduated with an A.B. in Government from Harvard University in 2010 and currently lives in New York City.    ...